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Where I'm Going to Be Next

Sharon April 11th, 2009

Canton, New York, of course.  Aren’t you?

I’m going to be at the North Country Sustainable Energy Fair, which may have the single coolest speakers list that I’ve ever been on.  This explains why I’m going to take a five hour bus ride over the Adirondacks on a weekend in April when it will most likely be warm enough to plant things.  The event has to be good to get me away from my garden in springtime. 

14th Annual North Country Sustainable Energy Fair, April 25-26 at SUNY Canton in Canton, NY. Upstate NY’s largest community energy education event. Admission $5 per day; $8 for weekend. Go to website for more info:

It will also be the very first time _A Nation of Farmers_ is for sale anywhere - this is the debut of the book and a new food talk I’m doing.  So it is all very exciting.  I assume if you are in adjacent Canada or Northern New York, you’ll be there too - if not to see me, for the chance to try timber framing with Rob Roy, meet Jim Merkel, find out how to do your own window insulation and use your bike as primary transport - what’s not to love? 

I’m talking about food on Saturday at 3 and about the whole of our current situation and what we can do about it on Sunday at 11.   I hope to see some of you there!


Just a Reminder…

Sharon March 16th, 2009

If you are out my way, I’ll be at the New York State Museum in Albany giving my talk:

“Why You Should Think About Peak Oil, Climate Change and Economic Collapse Even When It Seems Much Nicer Not To” on Wednesday Night at 7pm. 

The fourth lecture in the series will be given the following Wednesday, by Dr. John Gowdy, an ecological economist.  I can’t swear how good mine will be, but I’m looking forward to his ;-) .



Wanna Come Meet Me?

Sharon February 27th, 2009

I’m going to be giving two talks in the coming weeks that I thought I’d let you know about.  The first is in Tucson, AZ, where I’ll be next week at the PAG Sustainability and Energy Fair on March 6-7.  There’s info here.  I’ll be appearing on the Sustainable Lifestyles panel from 2pm-3:15 on Saturday, and signing books at some point also.  I don’t normally range so far from home (another obligation brought me out that way) so this is a rare chance for me to cross the country and meet new people!

The second will be back here in Albany, where I’ll be part of the speakers series at the New York State Museum.  It looks to be a remarkable lecture series, and I strongly recommend not just my own (which I only hope will be remarkable ;-) ), but Dr. Smith’s and Gowdy’s lectures as well.    I’ll be speaking on “Why You Should Think About Peak Oil, Climate Change, and Economic Collapse When It Seems Much Nicer Not To.” on Wednesday, March 18 at 7pm.  But I’ll definitely be attending as many of the talks in the series as I can - I’m particularly looking forward to next Wednesday’s ““The Global Predicament: Increasing Consumption, Decreasing Abundance of Resources.” by Dr. Taury Smith - I’ll be there, and I hope my local readers will be too.

Check out the whole program series here:



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